Class of 57 members who met and fell in love at Austin High
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Originally from Crockett, Texas, Charles Smith moved to the Houston area in 1942 when his parents became part of the war effort. “Nancy was from Freeport, and when she was 15 or 16, she moved next door to me on Polk in Houston,” he said.
It took him a month before he got the nerve to introduce himself. “I would see her through the window blinds going out and into the garage to feed her pet monkey,” Smith remembers. He was 16, Nancy was 15 and a star athlete at Stephen F. Austin High School.
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